Today in History: Michael Douglas was Born

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Michael Douglas

On this day in 1944, Michael Douglas, who became one of Hollywood’s A-list stars in the 1980s with such blockbuster films as Wall Street and Fatal Attraction, was born in New Brunswick, New Jersey.

Douglas is the son of the Academy Award-winning actor Kirk Douglas, whose best-known films include Spartacus and The Bad and the Beautiful.

Michael Douglas shares a birthday with his wife, the Welsh-born actress Catherine Zeta-Jones, who was born 25 years earlier, in 1969.

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